Dispatches E-News: Meet Steve, Weird Below 200 Meters & Loral O’Hara (06/21/17)

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Meet Steve Murawski

Dr. Steve Murawski (USF) is a fisheries biologist and marine ecologist studying the impacts of human activities on the sustainability of ocean ecosystems. His work is helping to inform investments to rebuild the Gulf of Mexico from effects of the oil spill, loss of juvenile nursery areas, nutrient enrichment, overfishing, and other factors.

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PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Tracey Sutton: Fauna of the Ocean Deep

We often think of our planet as well studied and well understood. But even researchers at the cutting edge of the field, like Dr. Tracey Sutton (NSU), have to admit that we know very little about the deep ocean. Sutton and his team have been working for years to better understand the creatures that live in the depths. Below 200 meters things start to get weird.

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK
WHOI’s Loral O’Hara Selected for NASA Astronaut Program

WHOI research engineer Loral O’Hara was chosen as a member of NASA’s most recent class of astronauts. She was one of just 12 to be selected from an applicant pool of more than 18,300—the largest number NASA has ever received.

“We couldn’t be more proud of Loral for her selection into NASA’s astronaut corps,” said WHOI President and Director Mark Abbott. “We hope the sea-going experience gained at WHOI serves her well in her new adventure. Whether in outer space or the depths of the ocean, humanity stands to gain immeasurably through exploration.”

Photo courtesy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

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A sequel to the Emmy Award-winning documentary, “Dispatches From The Gulf – 2” shares remarkable stories about the global team of scientists who continue to study the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill — the largest in U.S. history. Their unprecedented mission to comprehensively research its environmental impacts and find new ways to ease the devastation of future oil spills has lead to surprising discoveries. Click here to watch.

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Dispatches From The Gulf: Science, Community, and Recovery in the Aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill is the 14th episode in the Journey To Planet Earth TV series. DVDs are available free of charge to educators, librarians, homeschoolers, and community activists. Click here to fill out a request.

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